Major tech firms, internet providers clash over U.S. net neutrality rules

Tech companies clashed with internet service providers on Monday over whether a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content should be scrapped by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

A group representing major technology firms including Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc urged the FCC to abandon plans to rescind the rules barring internet service providers from hindering consumer access to web content or offering paid “fast lanes.”

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Broadband companies make closing arguments against net neutrality
As the period for filing public comments on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) plans to roll back net neutrality regulations comes to a close, telecommunications companies are submitting their final arguments.

On Monday, the last day to submit comments, firms such as Comcast, AT&T and trade associations representing the telecommunications industry filed statements in support of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal to scrap the net neutrality rules the agency approved in 2015.

Internet companies urge FCC to keep net neutrality rules in place
A trade group representing the internet’s biggest companies urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday to preserve its net neutrality rules, which are currently under threat from the agency’s Republican leadership.

In a filing to the FCC on Monday, the Internet Association argued that the regulations have helped the internet thrive.

us: Internet Association blasts net neutrality group over ad campaign
The Internet Association, a trade group representing internet companies, lashed out at a pro-net neutrality group on Tuesday for initially saying that they planned to go after Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) with billboard attack ads.

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